Author Archives: Competition Secretary

2021 Season

Fixtures for the all the competitions being run in the 2021 season have been published on the website.

Other information such as captains are still waiting for club responses and will be updated over the next few days.

2020 Restart

Fixtures for the all the competitions being run on our reduced 2020 season have been published on the website.

Other information such as captains are still waiting for club responses and will be updated over the next few days.

Government Approve Phased Return To Bowls

Following the recent press update from the Government advising that crown green bowls can be played again, please note there are certain conditions that must be met before anyone can play.

Your clubs will communicate whether your green will be opening & how they will handle bookings for those wishing to go on the green.

Until your club has met all requirements & have confirmed that they are ready NO bowling can be played at your green.

Please review the COVID-19 Portal on the website for further information.

Refer to the IOM Government Website for the latest updates on the Coronavirus Pandemic impact on the Isle of Man.

Season Start Postponed

On behalf of Men’s, Ladies, Over 60s Associations and Manx Youth Games.

We have taken the difficult decision to postpone all IOMCCGBA leagues and competitions until at least the end of April.


We will review at that point and update players/clubs, taking into consideration Government guidelines and other helpful information at that time. This is certainly not a decision we expected to find ourselves making and certainly not one we want to make lightly.

We have an obligation to look after our members and postponing the season and reviewing on a month by month basis is by far the best way forward. This is a pragmatic approach and gives us the best opportunity to review and hopefully, at some point in the future, get bowls back on.

Open Competitions

Under the bye-laws, all opens must be held with the consent of the IOMCCGBA. At this time the association cannot consent to any club open competitions. This will continue to be reviewed. Should any club run a competition of their own this would not be affiliated or covered by IOMBCCGBA and any liability would be firmly in the hands of the clubs.

Special Note from the Over 60’s Committee

The decision of the Over 60’s Committee is to ‘follow the lead of the IOMCCGBA’ and delay the League until the end of April and then review on a monthly basis. The ultimate decision however as to whether or not the Over 60’s League will play will be based on the Government guidelines for the Over 70’s as a large percentage of its players are 70 and over. The Over 60’s Committee would like to encourage their players to think of the Clubs in these difficult times and still consider paying their Club Subscriptions.

We hope players and clubs understand our decision. I would like to thank people from all of the associations/committees for their prompt response which has enabled us to form this communication for a consistent message across Crown Green Bowls on the Island.

We all hope to see you very soon – keep safe!

Message From Port St Mary

Port St Mary Bowling Club would like to express our sincere gratitude for all the support received at the public meeting on Wednesday.

The club was overwhelmed by the number of people who went out of their way to support us on what was a cold Winter’s night, literally driving from every corner of the island.

Also a big thank you to everyone who has emailed the commissioners in support.

Ladies Raise £700 for Local Charity

The Isle of Man Ladies Crown Green Bowling Association ran a Tombola over the summer season, raising funds to help assist with travel and accommodation for IOM Ladies players attending qualifying competitions in England.  

The Association agreed to donate one third of the amount raised towards Huntington’s Disease (IOM), a support group and charity that was started in 2017 by Helen Martin, a crown green bowler who has been bowling for 38 years on the Island. This charity is very close to her heart, as her husband has Huntington’s, he also used to play crown green bowls. 

All the clubs on the Island were given Tombola tickets to sell plus more were sold during the IOM September Bowls Festival. The amount raised was a massive £2,037.95, with £700 being donated to HDAIOM. 

The Ladies Association would like to thank all those who sold tickets, along with the companies, individuals and clubs who donated raffle prizes and to everyone who bought tickets to support them. Helen Martin, Chairman of Huntington’s Disease (IOM) stated “Thank you to the Ladies Association for choosing our Charity, this amount will help us to meet our objectives of raising awareness, continue to provide a support group for patients, carers and professionals resident on the Island, along with providing financial assistance to patients and carers to enable them to attend seminars, workshops and other educational events organised by the HDA UK and finally to promote research into finding a cure”.

September Festival 2019 Draw/Results: Men’s Main

September Festival 2019 Draw/Results: Ladies Main